Virtues: We love Callicarpa americana for its loose, arching form covered in rich green foliage that transforms into a greenish yellow in fall. In late spring to early winter, small, inconspicuous pink, white or blue flowers, bloom followed by the … Read Article
Last year I bought and planted a ‘Raspberry Shortcake’ raspberry bush. It has some new leaves at the base of the plant now (early spring). Should I cut off the bare stems leftover from last year?
Virtues: We Love Physocarpus opulifolius Tiny Wine for its dwarf, compact habit covered with spectacularly rich bronze to burgundy foliage. In spring, tiny pink buds begin to appear, later exploding in bundles of blush pink, small button-like flowers that contrast … Read Article
When our blog readers were posed the question “If you could only grow two herbs, which would you choose?”, more than 20 herbs were listed.
Many gardeners have heard of this technique of growing corn, pole beans and squash together. A lot of what is on the Internet does not explain it correctly, so you may just be surprised to know:
Virtues: We love Pittosporum tenuifolium ‘Tasman Ruffles’ for its crimped-edge, silvery lime-green foliage that fills its contrasting reddish-black stems. These distinctive shrubs make perfect additions to gardens as evergreen screens and hedges or as accent container plants providing a burst … Read Article
Virtues: We love the Tsuga canadensis Golden Duchess for its striking golden yellow foliage that fills the dwarf shrub’s arching branches in opulent color. This cultivar of Eastern hemlock was introduced to the market by Monrovia in 2014. These stunning … Read Article
Ginger (Zingiber officinale) is simple enough to grow at home. The main thing that it requires is patience!
Virtues: We love Betula nigra for its lustrous deep green foliage and exfoliating bark that peels away from the single or multi-stemmed tree to reveal layers of browns, grays and creams. When developing, the bark is often smooth in a … Read Article
Many gardeners are faced with shady spots in the yard that they may think are unsuitable for growing edible plants. Whether the shade is from trees up above that let through some light or tall buildings that block much of … Read Article
Virtues: We love Eucomis comosa for its lush, broad, strap-like foliage that arches gracefully in a basal rosette and its amazing, unique summer flowers.